Subject: North Idaho 2 Years in a Row
Location: North Idaho
June 1, 2014 12:57 pm
Have never seen this beetle before last year and spotted again this year. Long slender silver with black streak-like dots. A little over an inch long. Whats that bug?
This looks to us like a Western Sculptured Pine Borer, Chalcophora angulicollis, and according to bugGuide: “Eggs are laid on bark of large branches or trunks of conifers, especially fir (Abies), or Pinus ponderosa).”